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secretary of state's visit to cairo opens a floodgate of criticism from opposition leaders who say the u.s. is too heavily involved in egypt's internal issues. a boost for the syrian opposition rebels are preparing to receive millions of dollars in aid plus direct support for armed groups fighting the assad regime and after rounds of bickering with foreign backers. private bradley manning pleads guilty to handing military data to wiki leaks saying he had to show the public the true cost of war but u.s. authorities will pursue the more serious charges of aiding the enemy possibly lending him behind bars for life. also the catholic world becomes leaderless with a pope standing down for the first time in six hundred years leaving the church's reputation spiraling amid child abuse and corruption accusations. and the sequester kicks in taking a chainsaw to america's economy with eighty five billion dollars and potentially hundreds of thousands of jobs thanks to republican and democratic bickering.
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in broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our t.v. recapping the week's top stories i'm sean thomas glad to have you with us. now america's top diplomat john kerry has faced a wall of criticism and public protest during his visit to egypt some of the country's opposition leaders accuse washington of interfering in the country's domestic politics that sentiment is being echoed by their supporters on the streets as artie's cairo correspondent well true reports. from the people here in egypt we saw with protests outside the foreign ministry ending picture kerry saying that he was supporting the head and. u.s.
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interest in the egypt on a formal political level opposition leader is creating hamdeen sabbahi mohamed el baradei failed to attend the meeting on saturday yesterday six albeit eleven opposition because he used to attend the sabbahi himself who of course is part of the national salvation front the leading opposition coalition here he said that he wouldn't open dialogue with john kerry the u.s. continues to pursue their interests here and to interfere at a domestic level. for his part apparently did to meet with john kerry we're not sure what was actually discussed. they talked to him on the phone clearly a feeling of anger towards the u.s. secretary of state who was calling for political consensus which many people interpret as a backing the muslim brotherhood policies here has historically been a lot of anger towards the u.s. since the revolution people saw america as supporting hosting back to form and to
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educate us switching their leases to the muslim brotherhood and of course pushing forward this very unpopular four point eight billion dollar i.m.f. loan which will see subsidy cuts and tax hikes and spending the poorest of society we will have john kerry meeting with mohamed morsi the president here today we expect by the protests yet to be seen or to spell true reporting for us there now. at the door of the london based arabic newspaper. explains why gyptian are highly skeptical about american involvement in the country's internal affairs. it is the really ironic. united states that has been the safety net. for the gates. between c. and d. . as the means of. being in the body of many egyptians that's why the bill good for the three united states ease into
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feeling egypt's. three years in favor of the ruling. party is a very big. it's the heat again these. are. just three days of egypt. well it's syria's apparently never ending civil standoff which became the key issue of u.s. diplomacy this week after bargaining and mixed messages syria's key opposition group managed to get more concessions from washington and it's a pro rebel allies the u.s. has agreed to provide direct non lethal support to opposition fighters battling the assad army on the ground it has also promised an additional sixty million dollars to help them secure the territories they've already seized but washington's been reluctant to send arms to the rebels citing fears they could fall into islamist hands however some experts believe america could already inadvertently be helping radicals towards power. in the united states the washington administration believes
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that mr all the saw is one his way out reminds me of the last stages of the conflict in libya in two thousand and eleven when the opposition refused to negotiate with mr gadhafi because they thought he was on his way out as washington and the saudis see it the old be able to remove from power forcibly everyone knew that the locomotive behind the opposition is al nusra front which in gauges and terrorist tactics and has no need or no desire for elections since they plan to shoot their way into power obviously washington is rather complacent about the participation in the syrian conflict al bruce rule from so-called al qaida in iraq they either unwittingly or wittingly or pushing those forces into power in damascus. bahraini activists point to possible hypocrisy and selective
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justice they demand of the international community pay more attention to human rights abuses in the kingdom after a court jailed protesters but finds a policeman charged with murder not guilty that's just ahead. and israel could soon get the unique benefit of being america's official major strategic ally the measure to be discussed at an annual pro israeli gathering in washington but the leaders of both countries are absent we've got analysis in just a few minutes. this week u.s. private bradley manning pleaded guilty to handing over secret military data to the whistle blowing web site wiki leaks prosecutors say they will push forward with of the more serious charges of aiding the enemy and call over one hundred forty witnesses to prove their point a guilty verdict could mean a life sentence more important as the latest developments. guilty but not sorry more than one thousand days after his arrest u.s.
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army private bradley manning admitted to being the source behind the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history private first class bradley manning has pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty charges against him private bradley manning minutes he gave thousands of secret document to the wiki leaks website manning gave his first detailed explanation of why he did it manning said he uploaded troves of u.s. secrets to the wiki leaks website because quote americans have a right to know the true cost of war he is the purest form with he had be a very sophisticated nullified so why he had to do it as a duty to spread americans to expose what their government with doing in their name which with illegal uncouth in homes around the world so all credit to him he's a. former intelligence analyst said he attempted to contact traditional media outlets like the washington post the new york times and politico but failed to get through to them later deciding to pass the documents on to wiki leaks manning said
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he engaged in a prolonged internet conversation with the wiki leaks member called cox who he assumes was julian a songe i think it's very clear that the risks of street government secrecy are much graver and have already done much more serious damage to the united states and god knows other countries then the risks wrought by whistleblowers and leaks like this one manning pleaded not guilty to aiding the enemy the most serious charge which washington is determined to proof the u.s. government is reportedly planning to call a key witness to testify that osama bin laden actively sought to access material manning passed along to wiki leaks some reports suggest the unknown individual could reportedly be one of the navy seals involved in the i bought a bot raid that killed bin laden the fear here i think is that you would be sensationalizing the proceedings and it would it would make it nearly impossible for manning to have. a fair trial in a just because we now be talking about terrorism terrorism and terrorism will get
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away from the fact that he is charged with the offense of releasing the information and they don't have to show that terrorists received it this will continue the obama administration has ushered in this era of pursuing whistleblowers and making certain that they are prosecuted and they go after them zealously in a manner that they do not go after other individuals that's been the thing i think is the most particularly striking is you can have private contractors who are in danger weapons smuggling like like the blackwater executives or you can have bankers that engage in financial fraud and they are pursued as jealously as whistle blowers following his arrest in may two thousand and ten manning was kept in solitary confinement at a military jail in kuwait then at a marine prison in quantico virginia for the first ten months of his detention the former army analyst spent twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot windowless cell and was forced to sleep naked without bed
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sheets treatment that hundreds of legal scholars including president barack obama's former harvard professor claims was cruel and inhumane punishment that may have undermined manning's psychological stability i think he was treated very horrendously and they were very they were very much trying to break him and some jackhammers of horrors and to make it clear to intimidate people around the world who would do the kind of heroic things that bradley manning did to try and the jury them from doing that manning himself said he believed that the move would only embarrass but not damage to the u.s. and eventually kick started a public debate the results the u.s. was shamed in front page headlines around the world a nervous superpower launched a witch hunt against whistleblowers and wiki leaks became a household name for cost or young private may spend between twenty years and a lifetime behind bars for an important i.r.t. new york. icelandic m.p.
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brigade to yon's daughter is one of those pushing for bradley manning to receive the nobel peace prize she told r.t. why she thinks he deserves it this case has shown us. the influence and the ability of individuals to transform our world so both manning is one of these people and all the activists that are made sure that he would not use people gotten in jail and then now finally the mainstream media in the united states can't ignore his story and what he's been going through and i think that this very important and of course it is incredible to hear about that he tries to to take this to other media before he tried to get it to little leagues and ridiculous was the only place that would actually acknowledge the significance of the documents that he was handing over just from what i've heard from his statement just basically been following it on twitter. the only thought that i haven't much
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my mind is that this person is a hero. the catholic church witnessed history this week as benedict the sixteenth officially resigned something a pope hasn't done for six hundred years and as the church remains leaderless internal divisions and a marred reputation mean many are losing faith eroding the church's foundation or to use it in english to reports. it's not just about selecting a new bishop of rome some say but the very future of the catholic church the catholic church is undergoing a very important sizes it is a crisis at two levels there's a government tries these entities a crisis of the believers there was a lack of leadership which culminated in the great scott it's all about the leaks far from the splendor of the sistine chapel a closer look at the recent events in the vatican to highlight disillusionment and
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frustration with the church. i distanced myself from the church when i became an adult when i started talking about what had been talking after all the scandals broke out in the catholic church and i realize that but it doesn't represent my spirituality benedict the sixteenth may have been the first pope with a twitter account but many argue this measure alone was not strong enough in appealing to the masses know this is their job transparency the age of the people the churches should be proper because. they'd be. considered sacred. the great assets everybody now you see that it would be to be. the problem of the media there would be working on the system he went to change many things about the church for people of this inability to face up to and much less to punish those who may be responsible for tainting the image of the church is the deciding factor in abandoning catholicism. there's another scandal with
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a girl who disappeared in the vatican twenty years ago and they say they mean found her remains. italian police are leading the investigation here but instead of helping them. and on top of all those cases of course that this is just disgusting the list of controversial events involving catholic priests or vatican officials reads like a tabloid reports of sex abuse put a feelie accusations allegedly corruption and possible ties with the mafia while the media especially in italy has been having a field day with the scandals the vatican other state silent all rebuffed all accusations but those things may be looking rather grim for the seat of st peter's at a first glance there is still a chance because the church can make a comeback. with the church relief. but there. could be strong we become to reform but in spite of that.
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relations have left me wondering if the holy see has been blind the world is rapidly changing and that the catholic church has failed to keep pace sure it has seen a fair number of ups and downs as well as scandal in two thousand year long history but there is opinion that perhaps taking an unpleasant development sweeping it under the carpet and filling it with people going for secrecy is a tradition better left in the past in rome. would executive director of the national secular society in britain says it is time the church stopped burying its head in the sand when it comes to serious criminal allegations. i'm certainly aware of two major issues over child abuse that are going to come up and are going to be very very hard for the vatican to swallow because it's not just that there are the child abuse by though that is issues it's
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actually that the finger of blame is going to be pointing at the vatican for having obstructed justice in all the secret files which it won't release so that's going to look very bad and i think people are going to get less and less tolerance about that in the vatican has shown no real sign of actually coming to terms with this and putting its hands up and really atoning for its past sins and being much more open and and dealing more properly with victims and actually getting the people who perpetrated these crimes. turned over to the police. the u.s. is looking to squeeze tehran with yet more sanctions but as the screws tighten there's a boom in other quarters as iran's agricultural sector picks up pace that's coming up later this hour. and what have a comedian a communist turned democrat and a sex scandal survivor got in common well it's not
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a joke they are just some of the leaders tasked with attempting to form a coalition with a post-election italy split on austerity corruption and government one that shortly . there's an old urban legend that says that the u.s. army stopped using search or targets for a rifle practice because the soldiers would be hesitant to shoot people on the battlefield the logic is that if you practice shooting something that looks like an enemy soldier you'll be desensitized to killing real enemy soldiers so again the logic is to practice shooting at what you want to kill so you won't hesitate and speaking of. but hesitating the law enforcement targets incorporated has created a special line of paper targets for police called new more hesitation so it's on these targets well maybe mexican drug cartel members or l.a.
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street gangs nope children and pregnant women you know law enforcement targets offers a product to desensitize police from hesitating to blow away women carrying the unborn and innocent children and you know it's even sicker than that i bet law enforcement agencies are probably buying these things up by the thousands but that's just my opinion. and live from moscow this is our team glad to have you back with us sequester ation cuts have kicked in in the united states with the government now slashing eighty five billion dollars from its budget following political deadlock but even as the first snips are made the blame game is raging with democrats and republicans desperate to offload responsibility and economist richard wolfe says the american people should prepare for the worst. republicans and democrats alike are committed
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to an austerity policy as we do in see it in europe their only disagreement is exactly who gets cut whose axes get raisins and i'm very pessimistic as are most observers in washington that we are about to do what britain italy greece have done with the same dire consequences looming in our future if you cut government spending as we're about to do if you raise taxes on average people which we did on january first with the rise in the payroll tax those are a double whammy two hits on our economy they depress the economy they lose people jobs they make people come back and they're spending with less jobs and less spending government tax revenues go down and that the races whatever benefit you might have imagined would comment on the government's budget the irony is the economy gets worse and the government budget gets worse until they wake up and realize that this is an inappropriate way to go at
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a time of economic crisis. seven bahraini protesters will spend the next ten years behind bars after being found guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer and it comes as two policemen were acquitted of killing a demonstrator in a separate incident human rights activists say the international community should listen to the voice of the people we are in the middle of a geopolitical conflict between the union the united states of america especially we are holding the fleet and the iran and saudi arabia and. the about any people who are middle of this it's like we are a better international community and international government western governments should assure that even if they were interested in the security of the region if they do not back the human rights of the people of bahrain if you do not suspect the democratic and of the gandhi if you will tomorrow these people might take over and these people might not like that but the united states or other governments did
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not support them in one day. us basketball legend has called the north korean leader an awesome kid despite the country's recent nuclear test. that's when we he took a trip to the isolated country to film a documentary find out the details of what else he's gotten up to on a website. and filthy rich moscow has more billionaires than any other city according to a new survey get a glimpse of what they spend their dough on at r.t. dot com. nuclear talks held this week between iran and six world powers including the us ended without a breakthrough and as america introduces a new bill to tighten the economic screws on the country tehran insists it has the right to ensure its energy independence global strategy analyst hillary mann leverett says that war will be hard to avoid if u.s. policy towards iran doesn't change the critical issue for the iranians and i think
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this is where they proceed. a slight and i stress slight movement on the u.s. side is in the recognition of their rights their sovereign and their treaty base rights to enrich uranium what that does is not solve the problem but allows a process to go forward of negotiations and sub negotiations over how much the united states and other key parties are going to allow iran to exercise its rights as iran continues. to to go forward and speak to a program in the rest of its in the west of its ways that it's amassing messing real power in the middle east the united states and particularly its allies israel and saudi arabia will be increasingly uncomfortable with that and i don't know for how long they will be constrained both those allies and their friends here in washington constrained by this these these negotiations because these negotiations are not really intended to resolve the problem it may be something that is delayed
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for another year but i think we are if we don't change our policy in some fundamentally ways we're on a trajectory toward toward war with iran. but even with iran on the receiving end of more u.s. pressure there are green shoots of hope in the country's economy with the agriculture industry seeing a recovery artie's by financial exports. the international ban on iranian oil cost the country around forty billion dollars in two thousand and twelve according to the u. but despite these huge gap in iran's income officials have some good news indeed harsh sanctions normal experts have increased by police thirty percent from a year ago. so what may look like a bad thing or may actually play a positive role we've been asking our government for many years to decrease dependence on oil to at least fifty percent it was too high up around eighty percent making our economy too vulnerable that some say today is a historical opportunity to finally get rid of this dangerous oil dependence and
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iran actually has a lot of alternative resources to feed from from well known copper it's to dade's via minerals and stones between wanting to st in particular appears to be thriving these days iran's famous discussions have been going through tough times in the last couple of years heavy frost and terrible droughts have been damaging large parts of the harvest but this year with the country under tough economic sanctions discussions are doing better than ever. our currency ryall fell by almost forty percent in october but i sell the statues both at home and abroad and i've benefited from price rises that iranians are stashes of responses to more than one hundred countries worldwide but even if farmers cannot send them the broad confident business moving great thousands of industry workers also benefit which has them overcome the country's highest inflation the amount of production and price of this the shares affect our salaries every year the adds ten to twenty
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percent of my salary i have some bonus to my daily payments but producer. seem to be more protected than exporters while international sanctions don't stack the target for food industry current measures affected banking systems making financial transactions a hard nut to crack the also penalize the banks that. are not in u.s. and europe maybe in china or south america they penalize them for dealing with you know that i mean that's the main problem which is actually a good internationally is a black gold the discussion is must be a green one at least for iran locals say these small knots have great health benefits especially for the man wealth of the country it also gives strength iran's biggest not all expert has always been a significant source of revenue and as the latest round of sanctions cautious ever bites it's also something iran may have to rely on even more than before.
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from iran. a week since elections and italy and its a senate remain in limbo with parties across the political spectrum so far refusing any talk of coalitions and one party led by an enigmatic comedian now finds itself in the role of kingmaker. grillo zur anti austerity anti corruption rhetoric a rally to millions of italians securing him a quarter of the vote but he was still behind the democrats and a coalition led by disgraced former prime minister silvio berlusconi the president is now calling on all sides to work together to try and form a stable government or else face new elections and there's growing concern about the financial ramifications of the deadlock. your crisis is the elephant in the room that nobody was talking about so far this year is back and it's back big time because ultimately fifty seven percent of the titans don't like the idea of
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a sturdy and they don't really want to do the sorts of things that the european union will supposed upon them that's causing us a huge problem because ultimately you've got incredible new parties i'd bet big really five star movement you've got an incredible wave of support that came back from mr berlusconi a former prime minister and so billy nations and of course knowing it plays in the worst possible political limbo there's no clear ike right win or there's no clear government it's going to take weeks on end and if it really is not going to be able to reliable member of the euro zone then there probably is not going to be a euro zone but ultimately should investors lose money because of bad investment decisions well as an investment advisor i have to say that's what we call capitalism that's what's happened it shouldn't just be a case of the poor people innocent people are forced to suffer incredible austerity a propos of bailing out investors and bankers. and there may be a stalemate in italy but elsewhere in europe it's stagnation coming up with
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a report on lives of comfort turned upside down in britain with even bare necessities on the chopping block of an austerity driven government. and the beauty and the beast as the georgian capital transforms amid ongoing architectural programs critics say that people's lives are failing to improve along with the city's aesthetics that's after a short break right here on our take. is it was the envy of ambrose. he had good reason to trust and knew what. his body was found on the floor of his huge empty house. but did he die of natural causes. the. history of stalin's day on out see.
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these children. they're serving a sentence just like their mother. the ones born in prison. now most pain for the crimes committed by their parents. killed babies on our cheek. and welcome back here with r t let's get right back to our week's top stories israel could become the first ever nation to enjoy the official status of america's major strategic ally this among other things could mean in the u.s. would be obligated gated to support any potential israeli offensive against iran
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the proposed legislation is to be discussed at the annual american israeli public affairs committee gathering about to kick off in washington despite the significance of such a move neither of the leaders of the two countries are attending political analyst patrick hemmings and says this could be a sign israeli lobby is losing influence as we know the u.s. and some noises coming out of washington there is quite a little contingent within the united states that is looking to perhaps get into the battle because and not be talking abrasively as they have in previous years and israel has entered the fray the israeli lobby is really putting pressure on those politicians in america to take a more israeli line which is a poor. hard core lied to us to do with perhaps an flame war with out of around the big change that we're looking at is a shift there is a shift away from this kind of like allegiance to israel that is on capitol hill in
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washington d.c. there are splits appearing because americans are realizing that it's not in their best interest it's not in american interest to follow israel's agenda so therefore aipac is not it's not beneficial for aipac to be running the government or want to anymore as they have for the past thirty years. when this friendship leaves. the apac congress this sunday on alt. the skyline of the georgian capital tbilisi is changing within the city going through a massive renovation program but critics argue that although the country may now be more beautiful on the surface it is still ugly underneath with improvement to social and economic issues not given the same attention. takes up the story. over the past five years georgia has changed dramatically of president mikheil
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saakashvili is architectural programs but not everyone is in the mood to admire these architectural novelties and his family lost their home several years ago after falling on hard times they had been promised a new flat by the city's authorities but the promise hasn't been kept and now there are a moment group of several others who are homeless forced to find shelter in an abandoned school. this city is building and being painted but we have nothing it is supposed to be built for the people we are the people and we have nothing if there is no us then there's no need for all this beauty we have small children here and we live in a hazardous building with no heating or electricity improving george's outlook was made a priority by saakashvili town has seen more than building spring up including this huge government justice department said to be the world's biggest and this glass and steel bridge and while the public's response to the modernization has generally
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been positive there's been some notable criticism as well this peculiar building is probably the biggest example of architectural failings millions will poured it was meant to become a major entertainment center now the speculation is rife that the new government is planning to scrap its construction and even dismantle the unfinished building. finding the regional advantages and that could be the fate awaiting another high profile project which saakashvili has government described as the city of dreams a brand new port was to be built on georgia's black sea coast with its overall cost estimated at nine billion dollars now saakashvili wanted to turn into a major regional center but a call just say the whole idea was doomed to fail from the start. that area wasn't suitable for constructing buildings they call here the area is basically a swamp this region is protected by an international convention and has always been
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protected we said all along this would be an enormously expensive project because it's difficult to build a skyscraper on unstable soil the first hotel spilled there immediately had problems they basements were flooded. the logical plan was eventually scrapped by the new government and the same goes for many other investment plans which economists say have seen huge sums simply squander it. really is not. so. is a quality of the newer development projects. where if you made. huge mistakes the price improved. their method. to. power change hands in georgia after party lost the parliamentary election it then
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became clear some fundamental issues like daunting poverty with almost a third of the country's three million population living below the poverty line have largely been left unaddressed the new government hasn't yet made its economic policy clear but the gorge and his family say they could be forced to leave the temporary home at any minute and they're only left to hope that the new political elite takes notice and action of their plight. ski r.t. reporting from belief in georgia. now for some international news in brief for you this hour several hundred people have attended a far right protest in the u.k. with fifteen arrested supporters of the english defense league blocked off much of the city of manchester as they marched through the streets escorted by more than three hundred police scuffles that broke out as between the protesters as different factions within the group clashed three hundred fifty demonstrators took part in a counter rally opposed to the later in the day.
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hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in twenty cities across portugal to call for an end to deeper budget cuts protesters in the capital lisbon held up banners and chanted slogans against austerity measures put in place as part of an e.u. and i.m.f. bailout under the terms of the rescue portugal has to make an extra four billion euros worth of cuts over the next two years. the rate that wages are falling in britain it's emerged is one of the latest are the fastest excuse me in europe surpassed only by three other states but while the government steams on with austerity the opposition is warning that time is short for the u.k.'s embattled middle class but for some as artie's first reports it has all but run out. for a large part of her life liz hoggard has been touting a way of building a life for herself as a freelance journalist she's been part of britain's middle class clearing credit
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cards to pay their mortgages on time and they thrived during being but then came the bust and with the decline of opportunities that were for so long a middle class perk i didn't get a contract we knew because budgets were being cut and so all those little things you have in place you always live slightly on credit you know you go into interest in anticipation it will get paid quite soon that got much tougher low incomes coupled with high living costs staking fears of a shrinking middle in britain is backed up in a report by the resolution foundation think tank it looked into what the future holds the ten million adults in the low to middle income households forecast another decade of hardship well unfortunately it's a bit of a grim prospect prices have risen faster than earnings for quite some time now and what that means is that people. a similar amount perhaps
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a little more but they can't buy as much with it a stark example of this is housing a couple of decades ago you've had to say for a couple of years maybe three or four years to get a deposit on a house if you're a low to middle income first time buyer at the moment you're looking at about twenty two years so middle class trimmings like foreign holidays meals out and home improvements are on hold for the time being as lives has found out she's having to sell off possessions to pay for essential is like dental treatment. packing up the quotes. so it's quite emotional at times and you have a rush of memory and then think for ten years and probably if there's something really important i can find online has revolutionized it but i also think. these books are. my freshman to new ways really inching exhibition catalogues that i bought back in for not very much money just just
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a normal price and then of course they've become rare as the years go by so in some ways my stocks and shares been sitting on my shelves which i hadn't known about when you look online and i was something that was confronting so there is a sense of well at least i can pay for my newspaper can also treating that. you know you have to not be a snob in something you cannot make signs it can be hard to keep up appearances it's why schemes like the one run by the store here in the that's a proving so popular you bring along a designer clothes need to fix things at the credit which could be in the store. but it was a bit of a first actually i think we're the first person to actually combine the dress exchange element with the charity element and introducing the exchange about your system rather than buying stock in. that's the kind of give and take on them as more and more families look for ways to make their money go further the
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government's being warned that without shared growth britain risks becoming a country is too hard for the rich getting richer and the middle classes increasingly losing out meanwhile lives in a generation like a facing up to the reality that the britain's middle class is the next chapter is looking pretty bleak. r.t. london. in just a couple of minutes a libya's interim prime minister during the civil war tells us what the future holds for his embattled country. the older. girl i.
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just sprayed the end of the speech. she gave. her. with. all the bomb it's so good that. we. just send the money in and. then i come out of the bottom a better job. if. they've been living this way since two seventeenth century. dick rituals are strict. their communities on the ceiling.
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they clearly distinguish between their own and the alien. and guard their family and thinks is the treasure.
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why would you really be an politician former high ranking official with a cut off a garment and also the former leader of the libyan revolutionary council in two thousand and eleven it's great to have you again with r.t. sir true back to libya has made progress after the revolution and problem into elections were held your party won by your party the national forces alliance but then the constitution yet has to be drafted and country remains still much under control of the revolutionary groups and militias who you tell us who holds real power right now in libya. well. power and in the future it's going on for sure since the trysts with the with the loosely to buddy in with the government you know but realistically speaking who holds who holds guns you know so in a sense so there is. this because to me between the old poet and
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a new fissure palladino hopefully you know with the with the progress that we are involved in right now with those developments that some sort of compatibility between the two can be complete struck you know libya is probably the only example of the arab spring country that was able to pick up its economy after the revolution if you look at the other countries that underwent the arab spring we get the sense that instead of prosperity they got rather insecurity wife. well first of all libya did not pick up it's a kind of it's kind of a did not pick up only the oil production was resumed you know and it's a pity you know because the. foreign countries you know. rushed into libya immediately you know to start pumping more leg again because it's connected to their way of life to their economies you know while the rest of the projects all over the country are still intact they're still as they were left in the
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seventeenth of february you know so. if it was not for this drop of libya would be in the same situation like egypt and tunisia today you know so it's always not the libyan economy in general i think libya because of this oil was the subject of being targeted by too many countries because this oil wealth is needed not only for libya maybe you know to finance some other projects in the region you know. taking a look at the european economy today ordered. recession and. the situation which. is in today you know i think libya can be use it or at least is being seen as an alternative you know to finance in compensation for the lead.

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